As a new or experienced shop owner, it’s hard to keep on top of all of the jargon and events surrounding wholesale buying and retail management. In Tips of the Trade, we’ll address key buying concepts, pricing models, and cover best practices for preparing for and attending market. Stay tuned for educational articles and tools to help you reach business success!

Every year, there are many gift, home and apparel shows throughout the US as well as around the world. I’ve compiled a list (not inclusive of all small shows) here in a pdf format for you to keep handy. If you can get to one, it’s a great experience. Quite overwhelming at first but a great way to see the merchandise first hand and meet the vendors!

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Part 1 in our series of Random Thoughts from the road to market.  Just a few tidbits that strike us as good info to know when getting ready to buy wholesale online or in person, or things you should think about when choosing a line to carry. Enjoy!

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It is extremely important to plan ahead for your seasonal buys so you don’t miss out on great product because you were too late to the party. In this article, we’ll help you plan out your seasonal purchases by looking ahead to holidays and weather.

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Unfortunately, you can’t just pull up to a website or gift market and place an order. All vendors and markets require buyer credentials and paperwork before you can make any purchases or even enter the building as a buyer.

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